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10 Design Tips to Elevate Your Home's Style: Don't Overlook Your Vent Covers

As you put the finishing touches on your interior design, it's easy to overlook small details that can make a big difference. To help you avoid this, we've compiled a list of ten often-missed design details, including cabinet size, laying your lighting, fresh accents, and more.

One important detail that can really tie a room together is the vent cover. That's where kul grilles comes in.

Our minimalist vent covers come in six modern finishes, making them the perfect complement to any interior design. With a variety of options to choose from, you can find the perfect vent cover to complete your space.

Keep reading to discover the top 10 interior design finishes that are often overlooked.



For a luxurious and polished look in your space, incorporate full-height custom cabinets that don't leave any dead space above.

If taking your cabinets all the way to the ceiling isn't feasible due to a high or angled ceiling, adding a small cabinet on top or filling the space with a solid piece of molding can also help enhance the aesthetic appeal of the room. Tiling the room to its full height with porcelain subway tiles can also provide a finished look that fits within most budgets.

To avoid cluttering the space above cabinets with unnecessary decor, instead, use the open area to showcase a large piece of art. Avoid using baskets or bins in this area to maintain a clean and minimalistic look.

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Glacier Frost vent covers from kul grilles are a clean white finish that complements neutral palettes


Area rugs are a great way to add depth and dimension to a room, but they only work if they fully cover the seating area. Otherwise, they can look awkward, small, and out of place.

Instead of settling for a small rug, consider incorporating a custom-cut plain Berber carpet that can fit your space perfectly without breaking the bank.

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One source of light is never enough in a room.

To avoid harsh shadows, mix and match lighting from different sources. This might include task lights, spotlights, hanging lights, and table or floor lamps.

By layering your lighting, you can easily adjust the brightness and create different moods throughout the day.

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To truly elevate a room's design, incorporating a diverse range of textures is key.

The right mix of physical and visual textures can transform a simple color scheme into a stunning masterpiece. One way to effortlessly introduce texture is by incorporating elements like wood, metal, and glass.

For a more sophisticated design look, incorporate materials of all kinds, such as leather, plush fabrics, mirrored surfaces, tufting, lacquer, basketweave, sheers, ceramics, concrete, and textural patterns.

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Black Monolith vent covers from kul grilles are a bold, black finish that’s full of personality

Luxurious Draperies

While draperies aren't always necessary, when used they should make a statement.

Avoid the functional, minimalist approach and aim for opulent fullness and height. For designer-worthy draperies, use fabric that is two-and-a-half to three times wider than the window, and hang it from the ceiling or at least 12 to 18 inches above the window line. This will create a celebratory atmosphere rather than an afterthought.

The room in this photo was designed by me, and the added wall-to-wall drapery helps give the small space the illusion of grandeur.

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Whether your style is modern or traditional, incorporating clean and sleek lines can enhance the overall look and feel of a room, particularly in the kitchen.

Note how the open-shelf cabinet is seamlessly integrated with the bulkhead above, as well as the backsplash and countertop below, creating a seamless and cohesive look.

To achieve this, it's important to communicate your design vision with your installer and ensure that they pay attention to details, such as aligning the cabinetry and backsplash. This will prevent unsightly gaps and uneven edges, which can detract from the overall aesthetic.

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Pair Glacier Frost vent covers with white moldings and castings for a modern, airy aesthetic.


a spacious room, pulling furniture away from the walls can create a more intimate and inviting ambiance, rather than feeling cold and cavernous.

Even in smaller spaces, incorporating floating pieces such as an angled chair, free-standing table, floor lamp, or potted plant can add depth and dimension to the room. And don't forget to anchor the space with an area rug!

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Anodized Clear vent covers from kul grilles are a sleek, matte, satin aluminum finish.


To elevate a room's style, focus on adding a sense of life.

A fresh bouquet of flowers or a potted plant can do wonders for a space. Look for pieces with personality or quirks that can make a room feel less sterile and more lived-in. For instance, a unique family heirloom or a fun photo can add character to an otherwise bland space.

In this photo, the piano brings a sense of artistry and warmth to the room, even if it doesn't perfectly match the decor. Consider adding similar pieces that can give your room a touch of personality.

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Although not a crucial element of design, taller baseboards can subtly elevate a space.

During renovations, consider using baseboards that are nine inches or taller to give the room a grander look. Alternatively, add a strip of molding a few inches above your existing baseboards and paint the space in between to create the illusion of a taller baseboard.

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Don't forget about vent covers when it comes to completing your interior design.

Our sleek and contemporary vent covers come in six different finishes, making them a perfect match for any design style. Whether your decor is modern or rustic, our vent covers are designed to complement your aesthetic and provide a finished look to your space.

Shop all kul grilles vent covers here

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This Brushed Chrome vent cover finish is a light silver-grey aluminum, hand-brushed and clear-coated for a unique finish that prevents fingerprints and scratches.

Good interior design requires attention to detail and careful consideration of various elements that work together to create a cohesive and inviting space.

From the use of color and texture to the placement of furniture and lighting, every aspect contributes to the overall look and feel of a room. Incorporating natural elements such as plants and wood, as well as adding personal touches and interesting textures, can bring life and character to a space.

Additionally, attention to practical details such as vent covers and baseboards can elevate a room's aesthetic appeal.

By following these tips and techniques, anyone can create a well-designed space that reflects their personal style and enhances their daily living experience.

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